13 Feb 2016

TRIALIST Rhys Lovegrove has been named in the 17-man squad for this evening’s game versus Whitehaven.

The former Hull KR forward, who spent seven years at the Super League club and made over 130 appearances, will make his Bulls debut from the bench.

Head Coach James Lowes has made one change from last Sunday’s starting 13, as Scotland international Dale Ferguson replaces Ben Kavanagh to start in the second row with Kurt Haggerty.

The backs remain the same as Richie Mathers continues at full-back with James Clare and hat-trick hero Omari Caro occupying the wings, as Kris Welham and Adrian Purtell partner each other in the centre.

Lee Gaskell plays alongside Scotland star Danny Addy in the halves, whilst Tom Olbison moves into the front row alongside Adam O’Brien and Adam Sidlow, and Jay Pitts makes up the starting line up at loose. 

Former NRL forward Mitch Clark will make his Bulls debut from the interchanges and is joined on the bench by Matty Blythe, Alex Mellor and Lovegrove.

Joe Lumb and Johnny Walker miss out on selection this week.

J Roberts will referee today’s game.

This afternoon’s starting line up:

34. – Richie Mathers – sponsored by O’Haras Limited

22. – James Clare – sponsored by Captain Hornblower, Papa Holmes and the Hornettes

3. – Adrian Purtell – sponsored by Brian Widdop

4. – Kris Welham – sponsored by Stuart Readyhough at Maclean and Company

2. – Omari Caro – sponsored by Jennifer Bennison

6. – Lee Gaskell – sponsored by Hudson Foster Financial Services

13. – Danny Addy – sponsored by Bear Boating Canal Boat Holidays

10. – Adam Sidlow – sponsored by Gareth and Ruth Rider

9. – Adam O’Brien – sponsored by The Monro Family

11. – Tom Olbison – sponsored by C & K Wood

12. – Dale Ferguson – sponsored by In Memory of Helen Butterworth

28. – Kurt Haggerty – sponsored by Alexis Ridler

14. – Jay Pitts – sponsored by John Fountain


15. – Matty Blythe – sponsored by Smith Harrison Sampling

35. – Rhys Lovegrove

20. – Mitch Clark – sponsored by Bradford Bulls Supporters Group

23. – Alex Mellor – sponsored by The Top House

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12 Feb 2016

FOLLOW the boys as they visit Kingstone Press Championship newcomers Swinton Lions in round three of the new season on Saturday February 20th, Kick-Off 7pm.

This is a rearranged fixture, which was first scheduled to be played on Sunday 21st but the fixture has been moved to accomodate the Bulls' massive travelling army, so is now being played at the Select Security Stadium, home of First Utility Super League side Widnes Vkings. 

Tickets are now available to buy from the Team Shop or over the phone. 

Adult - £15

Concession (65) - £10

Children (Under 16s) - £10

Under 4s – FREE

Junior and Youth 1863 Members will be able to gain access upon presenting their 1863 Membership cards at the turnstiles. 

Tickets are for the South West concourse and is unreserved seating throughout. 

Coach travel is also available with pricing starting from just £15 for 1863 Members and £18 for non-members. The coach will be departing at 4.30pm. 

You can purchase your tickets until Friday 19th at 5pm. 

To buy your ticket for the second away game of the season, call 08448 711 490 and select option 1, or come into the Team Shop, 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.

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12 Feb 2016

GET your Summer Bash tickets now!

Bradford Bulls take on Leigh Centurions at the Summer Bash in Blackpool on Saturday 23rd May, kick off 7pm, and we want to see as many Bulls fans there as possible.

At last season’s Summer Bash, the Bulls beat Halifax 18-4 in front of a almost 3,000 traveling supporters.

For 2016 we want to see even more Bulls supporters enjoying the party atmosphere inside Bloomfield Road.

Tickets are available for the weekend as well as the Saturday the Bulls are playing on.

All 1863 Members receive 50% discount on their Summer Bash tickets as one of their many excellent benefits.

Day tickets

Reserved Seating (Block N – Matthews West Stand)

Adult - £30

Concession* - £15 

Unreserved Seating (South Stand)

Adult - £20

Concession* - £10 

Weekend tickets 

Reserved Seating (Block N – Matthews West Stand)

Adult - £50

Concession* - £25

Unreserved Seating (South Stand)

Adult - £30

Concession* - £15

Concessions: 65 and over, Students with valid ID, serving military with valid ID.

Babies under 2 years old are FREE but need a ticket to enter the stadium.

Wheelchair users must contact the RFL on 08448 561 113, while ambulant disabled supporters pay either adult or concession (depending on what category they fall into) and receive a carer ticket should they need one with them.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available for Saturday 23rd and will arrive at Bloomfield Road before the iPro Sport League Cup Final, kick off 12pm. 

The coach will depart the Provident Stadium from Car Park B at 10am.

1863 Members can travel to Blackpool for only £17 while members pricing is still only £20!

To buy your Summer Bash tickets or to book onto the coach, call 08448 711 490 and select option 1, or visit the Team Shop, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

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12 Feb 2016

THE latest BIG ONE Lottery draw has been made and we are delighted to announce the latest list of winners. 

Isabel Falkingham (2997), Miss Eve Simpson (2731), Ann Kozak (8949), Maria Rhodes (2646), Mr R  Mcevoy (746), Mr Philip Oates (12335), Karen Ridge (1823), Miss S Farrer (7663), Mrs J Goldsmith (7656) and Mr Richard East (7030) have each bagged £5 cash prizes. 

Martyn Hepworth (4388), Caren Kolowiecki (1403), J Shearer (1038), Mr Southwick (2471) and Mr Martin Hanley (873) have won £100 cash prizes, while agent Bill Sowden will enjoy a meal at Cue Gardens.

Mr Kenneth Wiley (3054), Mrs Giill (745), Susan Greenwood (758), Mr Gordon Wilkinson (1013), Mrs Jean Herbert (2443), Mr Micheal Jones (1715), Mr Andy Tuner (3428) and Patricia Taber (6359) will all enjoy meals at a host of different venues.

Mrs Pauline Sugden (883) will enjoy FOUR free pints at The Top House, while Mr Gary Little (7637) and Lesley Waterhouse (2050) will do the same at The White Swan and The Market Tavern, respectively. 

There is no Jackpot Winner this week, meaning the £1750.00 prize rolls over to NEXT WEEK to £1850.00

Numbers Drawn – 4, 24, 25, 32.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning £100 each and every day, whilst supporting the development of your #FutureBulls, CLICK HERE to email a member of our Big One team today.

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11 Feb 2016

HEAD Coach James Lowes is anticipating a physical battle against Whitehaven on Saturday, kick off 6.30pm.

Lowes’ men beat Whitehaven 32-16 in Cumbria last season as Adrian Purtell and Danny Williams both grabbed two tries.

The Bulls were up against a strong physical Haven team, which included current Bradford prop, Johnny Walker.

However, this season Walker will be in Lowes’ team and will add to the physical battle on Saturday evening.

“When you go to Cumbria you expect a physical game, and I’m expecting one this weekend,” said Lowes, who is sponsored by In Memory of Joyce Dobby.

“It’s always interesting to play a Cumbrian side up in Cumbria. You know you’re going to get a physical game and the conditions will be difficult, but we’re prepared for the test on Saturday.

“It’ll be good to play our first away game. The boys have been itching to get the season underway and it’s good to playing games now.

“Johnny seemed to follow us around a little bit last year.

“He played against us in the opening game of the season for Leigh, then he played for Whitehaven when we went up there, and then he played for London.

“He is a certain breed of rugby player with a good character and this year he’s on our team. 

“He put himself about last year when he played us because Bradford is his home side, so he wanted to impress and put himself about, which he does well because that’s how he plays the game.”

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